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Museum of Fine Arts

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Fenway / Kenmore
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Address: 465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597
Phone Number: 617-267-9300
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10:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Sat - Tue 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one...

Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one of the world's most comprehensive art collections and is renowned for its Impressionist paintings, Asian and Egyptian collections and early American art.

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Amazing place

Wow - the s is an amazing place with wonderful exhibits. I was truly overwhelmed by the many amazing pieces this museum holds - and we didn't manage to do everything in the time... read more

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stockport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Wow - the s is an amazing place with wonderful exhibits. I was truly overwhelmed by the many amazing pieces this museum holds - and we didn't manage to do everything in the time we spent here - and that was 4 hours. Would highly recommend . 18 Monet pictures in one room alone - then the Egyptian pieces, gorgeous... More 

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Redding, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum was a "quick visit" and we had time for a one hour tour via a museum guide. This was helpful and through her tour, we were able to see quite a bit of the museum and hear about the highlights of European Art. (It also covered American artists.)

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Richfield Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a nice experience and I'm glad my daughter and I went. Very spacious and lots of beautiful art and historical pieces if that's up your alley.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Glad to experience the MFA-took the subway easy to navigate- we wanted to see the Copley's and were not disappointed except for our lack of time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unfortunately, my daughter and I only had a short time to visit the MFA in between other things we wanted to do that day. It's massive and I don't feel like we really were able to relax and enjoy this wonderful museum.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recently visited The MFA and was truly inspired. Everyone can find something they dig at this marvelous place. Very good restaurants for everyone's tastes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are so many things to see and do in Boston that a visitor must make careful choices. If you have any interest whatsoever in art or culture, make sure that the Museum of Fine Arts is on your list. This fine museum will allow you to spend some time with contemporary, classical, and ancient art. Quite by accident, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved this museum. It has diverse galleries, and it has artworks representative of the area. They do need to work on their maps and giving directions. I was lost most of the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love visiting the MFA. I recently attended the MegaCities exhibit which was terrific. I highly recommend coming here whether your a tourist or local. So many different venues: concerts, lunch, exhibits, etc

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is already an amazing museum, and continues to delight with each new special exhibit. Mega Cities Asia was deeply moving, in not only the art and sculptures on display, but panels of data revealing aspects of life in these over populated countries including happiness pollution and other indices. Fascinating interpretations of overcrowded city life - slums and multi storied... More 

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Staying in Fenway / Kenmore

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.